Loretta Young

Loretta Young
Loretta Young
  • Born: January 6, 1913
  • Died: August 12, 2000
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress

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Loretta Young was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable in 1949. Young moved to the relatively new medium of television, where she had a dramatic anthology series, The Loretta Young Show, from 1953 to 1961. The series earned three Emmy Awards and was rerun successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication. In the 1980s, Young returned to the small screen and won a Golden Globe for her role in Christmas Eve in 1986.

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A charming woman is a busy woman.
A charming woman... doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself.
A face is like the outside of a house, and most faces, like most houses, give us an idea of what we can expect to find inside.
A face that is really lovely in repose can fall apart if, when its owner stars to talk, she distorts every feature.
A pleasant voice, which has to include clear enunciation, is not only attractive to those who hear it... its appeal is permanent.
As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I've dealt with them nearly all my life. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
As an actress, I have to be objective about myself. If I don't criticize myself, there are plenty who will do a find job of it for me!
Certainly tears are given to us to use. Like all good gifts, they should be used properly.
Everything worthwhile, everything of any value, has its price. Everything anyone has ever wanted has come neatly wrapped up in its penalties.
Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable.
Glamour is something you can't bear to be without once you're used to it.
Gratitude isn't a burdening emotion.
I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow. Inspiration
I believe in the Golden Rule. I believe in practicing it.
I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe.
I believe you have to nurture your conscience.
I can't imagine dating a boy, meeting him only outside the home. What's a home and family for if it's not the center of one's life? Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
I couldn't bear it if anyone knew I had hardly any self-confidence at all.
I do not hold with those who think it is all right to do whatever you want so long as it doesn't hurt anyone. Who's to be the judge of that?
I don't yearn to be a child again.
I learned you have to fight for yourself in the picture business. Business, Commerce & Finance
I think making mistakes is as inevitable as receiving disappointments.
I want no part of making any contribution whatsoever to the despair which eventually follows downbeat thinking.
I was a very wanting child.
I was as impatient about finding my dream man as I was about everything else I wanted.
I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me, myself and I.
I'd lived by quotations, practically all my life. Life
I'd thought of myself as a great big motion picture star from the time I was 6. Time
If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere. Travel
If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect a few blisters.
I'm grateful to God for His bountiful gifts... He gave me courage and faith in myself. Religion & God
I'm not sure the public knows what it wants.
In 1949 there was a new thing called Television, to which my agency and advisers opposed as a performance medium.
In common with many others in the varied branches of our profession, my academic education is subnormal. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
In my dreams, I could be a Princess, and that's what I was. Like most little girls, I believed nothing less than a Prince could make my dreams come true.
In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things out in my own little way.
It's so important to look relaxed.
I've always been scared to death of pain - afraid, even, to think of it. Death
I've learned that getting what you want gives you a pretty high batting average, and leaves you plenty to struggle for.
Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others.
Just because you want to be glamorous, don't be a sheep about your eye makeup.
Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home.
Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher, one way or another. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
No one is ever too old, too rich, too poor, to pray.
Of course it was Mamma who both stopped my career and crystallized my determination to resume it.
Success can't be forced. Success
The split second she ceases to care is the only time a woman ceases to be attractive. Time
There are no ugly ducklings.
There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful.
Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
What you don't know intrigues you more than what you do know.
When I left 20th Century-Fox to freelance, my agent believed that getting big money was the way to establish real importance in our industry. Money, Coins & Minting
Your hands, your eyes, your voice, your thoughts are your servants.

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